Eros bending his bow by Jules Machard


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Jules Machard

Sampans, 1839 – Bellevue, 1900

Eros bending his bow

435 x 290 mm – 17 1/8 x 11 7/16 in.

Inscribed: Éros bande et  un …t pris à la hâte (Eros bandages and a …t taken in a hurry).

Red chalk and white highlights on beige paper.

Stamped signature J. Machard (L. 5030) lower right.


This drawing belongs to a set of 85 drawings from the studio of Jules Machard presented by Drawings-online. Read our focus on the artist.

This subject of Eros bending his bow was treated several times by Jules Machard. A drawing in the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris (inv. EBA 1229). A painting treating this theme was presented for sale at Sotheby’s, New York, 24/01/2007 (oil on canvas, 950 x 680 mm, fig. 1).